This section includes works in the fields of Performance, which involve movement and action in a specific time frame, and Installation (or sculpture, a more distinguished name reserved for the less ephemeral), where the experience is mainly spatial and the work is static in nature. This distinction is somewhat artificial to us, as we would rather see our work as a continuous inter-discipline that doesn't draw border lines between traditional crafts but instead reviews and re-examines existing conventions. However, for the sake of order and communicability, we find ourselves falling back to these familiar terms. In a sense, any perceivable three-dimensional phenomenon has the fourth, temporal dimension inherent within it.
The installation work pit, For example, incorporated a daily ritual of physical work, digging, sifting, sorting and tagging, done by us and other volunteering visitors, as an essential part of the spectacle. In two occasions during this exhibition "real" performances took place, with actors and musicians and a crowd of spectators.
Likewise, the visual manifestation of the performance set, in between shows, is regarded by us as an installation. for instance, a furnished structure standing in the street as in Bauhaus.
For us, however, Performance is an ultimate link between art and life, the arena where these two have a greater chance to mingle and merge. As architects in training and practice, we know the agony of satisfaction postponement (building, itself a bizarre occupation, takes time) and appreciate the immediate interaction and instant reaction we get here.
Many of the works in this section, especially those in the earlier period, were done in close and fruitful collaboration with Claudio (Pancho) Edelberg, director, actor and a true man of theatre.
Excavation under museum floor
Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel 1997
Curator: Raya Zommer
120 chairs, cables and Hanging accessories, an existing wall
Dimentions: aprox. 15 by 15 meters
The Haifa International 20th Film Festival, 2004